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12,000 everything warranty
100,000 powertrain.

What should I pay attention to?

Should I ever use ECO mode?

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Well, this post, like your previous posts, is awfully brief and more information is needed. The things you should pay attention to should have been considered prior to the decision to purchase. Are you saying that there are currently 100000 miles? And there is another 12000 mile warranty? Has the timing belt been changed? Maintenance history? Trans fluid changes?

You can read to your hearts content about that ECO mode....but no...don't use it.
 

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1. Change the transmission fluid. (It probably needs it.)
2. Buy a SVCM or VCM Tuner II to disable the cylinder deactivation system.
3. Enjoy your new CPO Honda Pilot.
 

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Well, this post, like your previous posts, is awfully brief and more information is needed. The things you should pay attention to should have been considered prior to the decision to purchase. Are you saying that there are currently 100000 miles? And there is another 12000 mile warranty? Has the timing belt been changed? Maintenance history? Trans fluid changes?

You can read to your hearts content about that ECO mode....but no...don't use it.
Sorry for the confusion.
42,000 on the odometer. Comes with a Honda Certified Warranty "12,000 everything 100,000 on the drive train"
Will the warranty cover a timing belt?
 

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1. Change the transmission fluid. (It probably needs it.)
2. Buy a SVCM or VCM Tuner II to disable the cylinder deactivation system.
3. Enjoy your new CPO Honda Pilot.
Will those SVCM & VCM thingys void the warranty?
 

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I don't think that warranties cover timing belts unless it is a premature failure that destroys an engine before it needs to be replaced under normal maintenance. A VCM disabler is good insurance and would be the first update that I would install.
 

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Timing belt replacement isn't needed until about the 7-year or 105K-mile mark.
If you haven't owned a Honda made in the past 15 years, or so, read the owner's manual to familiarize yourself with the operation of the Maintenance Minder.
Is this a 2WD or 4WD model?
 

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I own a 2017 with the 6-speed transmission. These transmissions can be problematic. There was a TSB for a Torque Converter Clutch Lock issue. This condition was caused by the VCM shutting down the back 3 cylinders causing extreme vibrations that could affect this function. Since you are installing a VCM disabling device you should have no issues. I use S-VCM and it solved my problem. I would extract a sample of my transmission fluid and examine it for any evidence of a past issue. While you wait for your VCM disabling device, check for a erratic rpm gauge while your vehicle is in cruise.
 
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Will those SVCM & VCM thingys void the warranty?
Depends ... probably. I don't know about the '17 model year, but my '16 warranty specifically states that any failure caused by modifying your vehicle not authorized by Honda is not covered by the warranty. That is pretty narrowly defined as a failure caused by the modification. So if the VCM "thingys" could be traced to the failure, Honda will certainly give you a hard time. While I've not seen any reports of breakdowns caused by VCM disablers, there are others who express concerns about coolant temperature and coolant fans. Honda Care service contracts however are more explicit, specifically denying coverage due to any thing done to improve engine compression or reduce oil consumption when a breakdown has not occurred, in addition to denying coverage for non-authorized accessories that cause mechanical breakdowns. My suggestion would be to take the time to read in detail your entire Honda Certified Warranty for your own personal comfort, if you haven't already. That's the document your CPO Honda dealer will quote when you try to make a claim.
 

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I own a 2017 with the 6-speed transmission. These transmissions can be problematic. There was a TSB for a Torque Converter Clutch Lock issue. This condition was caused by the VCM shutting down the back 3 cylinders causing extreme vibrations that could affect this function. Since you are installing a VCM disabling device you should have no issues. I use S-VCM and it solved my problem. I would extract a sample of my transmission fluid and examine it for any evidence of a past issue. While you wait for your VCM disabling device, check for a erratic rpm gauge while your vehicle is in cruise.
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Timing belt replacement isn't needed until about the 7-year or 105K-mile mark.
If you haven't owned a Honda made in the past 15 years, or so, read the owner's manual to familiarize yourself with the operation of the Maintenance Minder.
Is this a 2WD or 4WD model?
4wd. My new Squatch Assault Vehicle.
 

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Finally installed VCM Tuner II. Easy installation. You can tell it is working because the engine heat only registers at a little above 3/8 instead of half. A little more power. Thank you all for the great advice!
 

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Finally installed VCM Tuner II. Easy installation. You can tell it is working because the engine heat only registers at a little above 3/8 instead of half. A little more power. Thank you all for the great advice!
Glad we could help!
Please check your cooling system periodically, making sure the fans are coming on with both the AC or temp sensor and the coolant is maintained.
 

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Where can you purchase the VCM disabling device? I too am having trouble with my 2017 Honda Pilot ex-l - 6 speed... It has ran smooth since Honda did the flush/reset, I have recently hit the 20,000 since flush, and am notice the juddering again.... Getting ready to flush and install a new filter...
 

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Where can you purchase the VCM disabling device? I too am having trouble with my 2017 Honda Pilot ex-l - 6 speed... It has ran smooth since Honda did the flush/reset, I have recently hit the 20,000 since flush, and am notice the juddering again.... Getting ready to flush and install a new filter...
Here's S-VCM
 

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I'd do those ATF D&Fs every 15k to keep it clean.
I use S-VCM.
 

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Have you considered using that there newfangled inter-web and typing in the words "VCM disabling device". I tried that. Amazing.
 

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Where can you purchase the VCM disabling device? I too am having trouble with my 2017 Honda Pilot ex-l - 6 speed... It has ran smooth since Honda did the flush/reset, I have recently hit the 20,000 since flush, and am notice the juddering again.... Getting ready to flush and install a new filter...
If your fluid is getting worn out this quickly I would definitely get an auxiliary ATF cooler installed. That or change to a synthetic ATF that won't wear out so quickly. Heat just kills DW-1.
 
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